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Outpatient Nutrition

Personalized Nutrition Assessment and Education

Good nutrition is an important part of your health and healing, and can be at the root of some medical problems. At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, you have access to a registered dietitian who provides outpatient nutrition assessment and education tailored to your needs.

Medical nutrition consultation is available for many conditions, and is arranged by referral from your physician. Our services include nutritional management for:

  • Food allergies/intolerances
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight management/obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Malnutrition/poor weight gain
  • Healthy eating education
  • Digestive disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Mineral deficiencies

Our nutrition services are available for adults and children. Your appointment should be scheduled and approved through your physician’s written referral, which should include your diagnosis, reason for consultation and insurance pre-authorization, if needed.

For further information, please contact the dietitian at (714) 966-7233. To schedule an appointment, please call  833-266-5387.

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Seven Ways to Prevent Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are nothing to dismiss – and the pain will tell you that much. Here’s the difference:

  • Sprains are when one or more ligaments are stretched or torn. (Ligaments connect two or more bones at a joint.)
  • Strains happen when a muscle or tendon is stretched or torn. (Muscles and tendons are the tissue that connects muscles to bones.)

The amount of time it takes to heal varies dependent on the person and the severity. However, it can take up to a few months before you are back to normal. To maintain your active life, here are a few ways to avoid injury.

Take Seven Steps to Prevent Sprains and Strains


Exercise consistently to maintain strength.

Warm up and stretch before sports.

Avoid exercise when tired or in pain.

Eat a well-balanced diet to keep muscles strong.

Be aware of falling hazards (dark stairways, uneven sidewalks, toys on the floor)

Keep shoes in good shape and fitting well / not worn out.

Wear protective equipment or braces during sports.

What to Do if You Twist Your Ankle, Knee or Wrist

Signs of sprain or strain include:

  • Pain, swelling, bruising, inability to use the joint

Talk with a doctor to confirm a diagnosis and the doctor may recommend compression, a boot or a splint. In the meantime:

  • Rest the injury, elevating if possible.
  • Apply ice in a bag or a cold pack 4-8 times a day for 20 minutes each.
  • Take over the counter medicine, such as ibuprofen or aspirin.

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Sources:
National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons